Justice Is Calling: Reclaiming Honor, Book 1 (Unabridged)
by Justin Sloan & Michael Anderle
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The daughter of a vampire and sister of a devil walking, Valerie finds out she has something neither her brother nor her father possesses: she has honor. Now, she needs to flee a brother who leaves her for dead. Because, if there is one thing Valerie understands it's that justice doesn't turn the other cheek. One hundred fifty years after a near apocalypse, the world is rebuilding. Survival has become the only rule, and justice is in short supply. Now, justice has come calling. Justice Is Calling is part of The Kurtherian Gambit Universe.
post-apocalyptic world with vampires and werewolves
Valerie and her brother are both part of the ruling family of vampires. When her brother attacks her and leaves her for dead, she has no choice but to leave her home and take the long trip to New York. The world is slowly rebuilding after a world-wide apocalypse 150 years ago. Europe is run by vampires, but the New World, though it has its share of vampires, is far further along in rebuilding. Valerie has to get there before her brother and his soldiers, who want to conquer it for their clan.
Valerie is rare in that she has an innate sense of justice, something unknown in the vampire world, and vows to protect the people of New York. If she doesn’t succeed, the New World will be plunged into the chaotic Hell that is Europe, which will turn the humans into nothing more than walking food.
This is an interesting story in that it mixes a post-apocalyptic world with vampires and werewolves. It is both sci-fi and horror in equal measures. There is plenty of action, including a swashbuckling battle aboard warring dirigibles, hordes of mindless vampires called Nosferatu and hostile werewolves. The characters are likable and well developed. We listen as Valerie, already extremely capable, learns about her growing powers. It is ultimately a battle of good versus evil.
The story is performed by Kate Rudd who does an excellent job. She is easy to listen to and her character voices match what the listener expects them to sound like. She holds the mood well and the characters are easily discerned. An excellent performance.
This unusual story should appeal to vampire enthusiasts, action junkies and fantasy/sci-fi fans alike. It is a fun twist on the traditional vampire stories. The book wraps up nicely but will have you excited to listen to the next books in the series. Recommended.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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